Family mourns domestic worker: "We are richer for having met you"

Family mourns domestic worker: "We are richer for having met you"

South Africans were reaching for the tissues over a social media post penned by a heartbroken family after their domestic worker was murdered.

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Lara and Don Lambert, who hail from the Wild Coast, were left heartbroken after their domestic worker of the past 25 years was murdered.

The post, which was shared on Positive Relationships in SA's Facebook page, detailed how much the domestic worker, who has been identified as Elsie, meant to the Lambert family.

Briefly.co.za learned Elsie and her youngest son were murdered in their home during the nighttime hours.

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Family mourns domestic worker: "We are richer for having met you"

Family mourns domestic worker. Photo credit: Positive Relationships in SA/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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The post read:

"For 25 years you have welcomed my family and friends at our little piece of paradise on the the Wild Coast of South Africa and made it so special.
"I have known Elsie since I was 6 years old. She has met almost every friend I’ve ever had & has loved each one of them! She had the best smile and was super feisty & we always had so much fun.
"What was supposed to be a happy and exciting day for me beginning a new job, started with being woken up at 2am with the terrible news that Elsie & her youngest son had been murdered in their home during the night.
"I do not know if I will ever feel the same, your smiling face as we arrived and left the Wild Coast will ever be imprinted in my heart, even as the years came and went you never changed... Our family and friends from all over the world who experienced the true meaning of Ubuntu in your presence are richer for having met you and impacted on our lives and those of our friends. We are so sorry for Jennifer, Ivan and Nicholas who are left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives... Goodbye Elsie, no one should have to die like that...
"Elsie, you were taken in such a brutal way... so senseless.
"Rest In peace, my friend. No one can hurt you now. 'Home' will never be the same without you there."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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